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150,000 Holiday Flowers Give Mexico A New Guinness Record
Almost two centuries ago, the first U.S. ambassador in Mexico brought poinsettias to the United States, turning them into the Christmas Holidays icon that we know. And Mexico celebrated its traditional Christmas flower by breaking a Guinness world record.
Dec. 25, 2018
Mexico Has Its First Female Ambassador In The U.S.
Martha Bárcena is becoming the first female ambassador of Mexico in the United States.
Dec. 23, 2018
Sonora Sees Uptick In
Every December hundreds of thousands of Mexican nationals living in the United States head south of the border for the winter to visit family. The Mexican state of Sonora is seeing an uptick of these visitors this year.
Dec. 21, 2018
Asylum Seekers Go To Mexico While Claims Processed
People seeking asylum at the southern U.S. border will no longer be released into the United States while their cases are resolved, and will instead be returned to Mexico and forced to wait there, under a plan announced Thursday.
Dec. 21, 2018
Sonora Looks To Gain From New NAFTA Car Content Rules
The newly renegotiated trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico deal requires that more vehicle components be made in North America. Sonora sees opportunity in that possible change.
Dec. 21, 2018
Chicano Chilango: The Mexican-American Migration To Mexico City
For many Mexican-Americans, Mexico City might seem distant both culturally and geographically speaking. But others, instead, are moving there. They are Chicanos turning into "Chilangos," inhabitants of Mexico City, following their roots and dreams, favored by their binational understanding — while facing some culture shocks.
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Dec. 21, 2018
Mexico’s ‘Christmas Ornament Capital’ Struggles To Survive
In the early sixties, a Mexican migrant returned to his hometown in Central Mexico, where he began the production of glass Christmas tree ornaments. Others followed, and the town became one of the world’s largest suppliers of these decorations. But times change.
Dec. 20, 2018
Hermosillo Earns The Plogging World Record
How can you get hundreds — even thousands — of people to voluntarily spend an afternoon picking up trash on city streets? That’s the goal behind a new sport called plogging that’s picking up stream in Sonora's capital city Hermosillo, where residents earned a world record for the most people plogging at one time.
Dec. 20, 2018
Ducey Signs Cross-Border Agreement On Natural Gas
The governors for Arizona, New Mexico and the state of Sonora, Mexico, signed an agreement Wednesday promoting the transport of natural gas to Asia.
Dec. 19, 2018
Mexican Border Minimum Wage Set To Double Jan. 1
The minimum wage along Mexico’s northern border is about to rise dramatically. From the current 88 pesos — or $4.40 a day — it will jump to nearly 177 pesos, or roughly $9.
Dec. 19, 2018
Arizona Nonprofit Donates Christmas Gifts In Mexico
An Arizona nonprofit delivered hundreds of toys Tuesday to children in Sonora, Mexico as part of a cross-border collaboration.
Dec. 19, 2018
For Phoenix Artist, Ancient City Of Teotihuacan Inspires Creativity
In its prime, Teotihuacan was a diverse city with migrants. More than 2,000 years old, it has become an integral part of Mexico’s national identity — and a source of inspiration for one Phoenix artist.
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Dec. 19, 2018
U.S. To Invest $10.6B To Address Central American Migration
The U.S. government is pledging to $10.6 billion in public and private funds toward economic development in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, in an attempt to address the causes of migration from the region.
Dec. 18, 2018
Mexico’s Presidential Estate Opens Its Doors, With Access And Symbolism For All
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico's new president, opened the country's presidential palace to the public this month. It's a largely symbolic gesture that many are responding to.
Dec. 18, 2018
As Grand Canyon Celebrates 100 Years, It Collaborates With Tribes
Grand Canyon National Park celebrates its centennial next year. To mark the occasion the National Park Service is working with eleven traditionally associated tribes to tell their stories. Some say the collaboration is a long time coming.
Below The Rim: Life Inside The Grand Canyon
Dec. 17, 2018
New ICE Data Show Increase In Arrests, Deportations
New data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows arrests and deportations of undocumented people were up in the fiscal year which ended in September.
Dec. 16, 2018
Supporters Of Activist Facing Deportation Seek Pardon
Supporters of an Arizona activist ordered to be deported this week are making a last-ditch effort to keep her in the United States by asking Gov. Doug Ducey to pardon Alejandra Pablos.
Dec. 14, 2018
 Mexico To Begin Construction Of Controversial Rail Line
Construction will begin Sunday on a controversial plan for a railway connecting the main tourist attractions across southern Mexico.
Dec. 14, 2018
Future Of Mexico’s Energy Reforms Uncertain
Mexico's energy reforms opened up a new market for gas stations owned by private companies. But the new president has opposed the changes, putting the future of the country’s energy reforms into question under the new administration.
Mexico Lays Out Plans For $8 Billion Oil Refinery
Dec. 14, 2018
Congress May Help Tribes Solve Missing People Cases
Congress is considering two laws that would help tribes investigate missing and murdered Indigenous women cases.
Dec. 13, 2018